‘Akhil’ mania gripped two Telugu speaking states. How mammoth the actual product is, let us analyze in our ‘Akhil’ review.
One of the biggest drawbacks is V V Vinayak’s direction. One can easily say that Akhil is his weakest film till date. The way he has narrated the film and executed some key scenes during the second half is pretty bad. Second half loses steam and the entire African episode and climax looks jaded and out of place.
Graphics used are below par and spoil the mood of the film completely. The black leopard fight, under water episode and climax plane fight have been hampered by some poor VFX work. After setting up the film well till the interval point, Vinayak brings in some silly comedy scenes and drives away the seriousness in the plot.
Anup Rubens’s music is the best in the music department. Background score by Mani Sharma is quite impressive and so were the dialogues. Camera work is decent in the songs but is below par during the second half. Even though the art department tried hard to bring in the African effect with their sets, some shoddy work by the graphics team make matters worse.
Coming to the director V V Vinayak, he has done a mediocre job and could not execute what was on paper. After a point, he rushes through with the film and ends it in a hurry. Also, the regular heroism which is showcased in all his films is missing big time in Akhil.